The European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) Conference successfully holds biennial conferences since 1982 that aim to provide to member organizations and colleagues from all disciplines of drug treatment provision the opportunity to present, question, clarify and communicate the results, and evaluation of the processes of addiction recovery achieved in TCs.
The EFTC Conference in collaboration with KETHEA and ARGO holds the 17th EFTC Conference in Thessaloniki, on 19-20 September, 2019 at Thessaloniki Concert Hall, supported by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Municipality of Thessaloniki and SEIRIOS Prevention Center.
The objective of the 17th EFTC Conference is to better understand the process of addiction recovery with focus on Change that needs to be made in the Therapeutic Communities for Addiction, in order to meet with today’s needs, based on contemporary research and practices. The theme becomes even more exigent in the “Age of Austerity”, where we are asked to “do more with less”. In particular, we aim to explore both personal and organizational change, innovative services in TCs as well as innovative services in prevention and early intervention.
A unique opportunity derives from the conjunction of the 17th EFTC Conference with the 6th WFTC Institute that will also be held in Thessaloniki on 17-18 September 2019 at Aristotle University’s Research Dissemination Center; a conjunction of two significant events for the TC movement co-occurring at the same time and the same city for the first time. the 6th WFTC Institute in cooperation with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will negotiate three themes of significant importance: TCs in prison, the role of women in TCs, TC Ethos and Quality Insurance
It is obvious that 17th EFTC Conference would provide a unique opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and good practices as well as networking between professionals that work in the drug addiction field, researchers, academicians, tutors, students and TC members.